Alison Roman’s show canceled by CNN
ALison Roman’s TV show has been canceled again. A series starring the popular cookbook author and YouTuber was announced in January 2022 and was originally set to launch on CNN’s ill-fated streaming service, CNN+. After CNN abruptly shut down the streamer last year, the network announced it would pick up Roman’s series and set a fall 2022 premiere date for (More Than One) Cooking Show with Alison Roman. But in a recent interview with TIME about her new cookbook, quite sweet, Roman revealed that his series has once again been the victim of a series of cancellations from CNN. She now buys it from other distributors.
Roman says she filmed two seasons of the show. Each episode centers around a different ingredient, where it comes from and how to use it. The Instagram-famous cook described the series as fun yet educational with a focus on sustainability. CNN cut the show last year along with several other original series, including Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy.
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Roman had a turbulent few years after facing controversy and losing his column in New York Time early in the pandemic for implying in an interview that Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo sold themselves by creating lines of homewares, even though Roman was working on a line of spoons herself. After apologizing, Roman launched a popular YouTube series called “Home Movies” and will soon be releasing a third cookbook. In her interview with TIME, she shared how cooking in chaos has helped her become resilient. “There are some things that can only come from failing in a really epic way in a very public forum,” she says. “You become more nervous, scared and ashamed. But you also become a little braver.
Roman had planned to continue writing his weekly “A Newsletter” and filming “Home Movies” while performing on his CNN show. She discovered it had been canceled a second time during a promotional shoot for the series. “I had a little more trouble holding on this second time, because we were a month and a half away from the first,” she says. “But me and Stanley Tucci, I’m in good company.”
Roman thinks both seasons of the show could eventually find a home. “I hope it sees the light of day,” she says.
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